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Oh Boy! Meeting the Challenges of Boys

Posted by: Rhonda November 6, 2018

We all want children to succeed, but what if our hurry to prepare children for the future is back-firing?

It evidently is—particularly for boys. An overwhelmingly disproportionate number of young boys are struggling with current academic expectations.

“Clearly our approach to teaching young children is simply not working,” writes Dr. Francis Wardle. “Rather than forcing young boys to learn academics too soon, we need an approach to early care and education that matches the way young boys grow, learn, and develop: a goodness of fit.” What should this look like? Continue reading.